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Sandringham Road Extension cycle link Sandringham Road Extension cycle link

Auckland Transport (AT) and the Puketāpapa Local Board built a cycleway connecting Ernie Pinches Drive to Sandringham Road Extension (over State Highway 20) and past the Wesley Community Centre from Sheppard Avenue to Stoddard Road.

The cycleway opened for use on 30 May 2017 (ahead of schedule).

Project status: Complete.
Project zone: Central.

Project overview

The new cycleway connects Ernie Pinches Drive, over SH20 to Sandringham Road Extension and through to the Wesley Community Centre, and links the SH20 cycleway to the shared paths in War Memorial Park.

This project came out of an extensive public consultation and design process, with feedback from the local community playing an important role in shaping the scope and nature of the planned works.

Construction began in March 2017.

Features and benefits

This cycleway forms part of a local greenways network that encourages recreational trips and improves safety for children walking and cycling to local schools.

The cycleway includes:

  • A new 550-metre on-road cycle lane on the eastern side of Sandringham Road Extension.
  • Upgraded and widened footpath on the western side of Sandringham Road Extension to accommodate a shared walking and cycling path.
  • A route connecting the existing SH20 cycle path, shared paths through the War Memorial Park, and through to the Mt Roskill Safe Route cycle paths. The cycleway also connects with the cycle routes parallel to Dominion Road.
  • Raised speed tables at the Gifford Avenue, O'Donnell Avenue, Skeates Avenue, and Farrelly Avenue intersections along Sandringham Road Extension to slow traffic.

In keeping with the Local Board and AT's commitment to environmental sustainability best practice, the path and route design minimised tree removal where possible .


The Sandringham Road Extension cycle link was a joint partnership between AT and Puketāpapa Local Board.

The project complements and directly supports the Local Board's greenways network initiative and AT's commitment to creating a more cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly city.

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